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Is this SSD a good idea?

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Mate is good enough if you can upgrade within a year, it won't last much past it to keep its write and read speeds, when SSD dies you lose all its data, so really if you're putting your OS and main files there, you can use it for now to save the buck but consider replacing it to another and then using it just as extra drive.

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1 minute ago, Princess Cadence said:

Mate is good enough if you can upgrade within a year, it won't last much past it to keep its write and read speeds, when SSD dies you lose all its data, so really if you're putting your OS and main files there, you can use it for now to save the buck but consider replacing it to another and then using it just as extra drive.

So if I instead buy a Samsung evo or a crucial, it will last longer than a year?

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Just now, slickboss21 said:

So if I instead buy a Samsung evo or a crucial, it will last longer than a year?

Obviously, a MX300 or a 850 Evo would be what you buy if you have expectation of it lasting.

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8 minutes ago, slickboss21 said:

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/adata-ultimate-su650-240gb-25-sata-3d-nand-ssd-ac19970

The original price is $80,but what about the brand? I've never heard of ADATA... Is buying this a good idea?

You can also get a much better 860 evo for a little more than that:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147677&Description=samsung 860 evo&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=samsung_860_evo-_-20-147-677-_-Product

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2 minutes ago, slickboss21 said:
5 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

 

So if I instead buy a Samsung evo or a crucial, it will last longer than a year?

There are no guarantees that definitely that it would last for a year although in the case that something did occur shortly after it was purchased like 2 months with like only 81 GB written to it then the warranty would most likely have you covered as most likely it being a faulty unit made. Look at the failure rates of the drives you are comparing to determine which is to last longer in a general statement over the other one which you are comparing.

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2 minutes ago, Boomwebsearch said:

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Samsung TLC just shows better performance and longevity than Micron's it's just a sound believe it should be worth getting the safer product if you want a long lasting system drive, I mean it'll be there for years... enough time to pay for itself.

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1 minute ago, Princess Cadence said:

Samsung TLC just shows better performance and longevity than Micron's it's just a sound believe it should be worth getting the safer product if you want a long lasting system drive, I mean it'll be there for years... enough time to pay for itself.

For highest safety of digital data I would recommend having a backup both on-site and off-site like in the cloud and use RAID versions with data replication/duplication for redundancy such as with RAID 1. In the case of a RAID 1 setup, if a drive failed then you could just replace it and your data would be safe although with one drive only if it fails and you don't have a backup of the data which was on it then its gone forever unless hopefully able to be recovered by a data recovery facility. If you have important data then please do not trust it with it being on a single drive as a drive failure of that one and only drive would get your data lost and the only way for the average consumer to get it back would be to send it off to a recovery facility which could charge thousands of dollars to try and get the data off of your failed drive.

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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Get an 860 EVO instead.

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2 minutes ago, Boomwebsearch said:

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All you need to do is back up what it's meaningful to you to a cloud, OS can always be reconfigured... now I do beg your pardon but what does this has to do with what system drive OP should probably get for himself?

 

Unless you're suggesting OP get 2 ADATA's on the sale to do raid 1? I find that a bit of too much enthusiasm for a common person who needs help finding his drive in the first place.

 

But if he wants to buy two SSDs and essentially only use one in the promise it'll give longevity, sure! Any thing is... welcome? [:

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Unfortunately idk exactly how good the drive is... if you won't be doing anything too strenuous on it for $40 it's a good price. If it's $80 you can get much better for cheaper such as this BX500

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/mdc48d/crucial-bx500-240gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct240bx500ssd1

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